35 miles north of San Diego

  • 16 miles south of San Clemente/Orange County
  • 83 miles south of Los Angeles

Interstate 5, a major north/south corridor, parallels the ocean. Highway 78 runs southeast to Interstate 15 at Escondido 20 miles east.  76 Highway runs northeast to I-15.




Population: 176,754 (Dept. of Finance, 2021)

Median Age: 37.4 (Claritas)

Average Household Income: $105,228 (Claritas)



Oceanside is a major transportation hub with light rail lines including the Coaster traveling to San Diego, Metrolink traveling to Los Angeles, Amtrak traveling south to San Diego and north to San Clemente, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Bernardino County and Northern California. The Sprinter is a light rail line train system between Oceanside and Escondido. The 22-mile long rail train runs east-west with seven transit stations in Oceanside.


  • 45 minutes south of John Wayne Airport in Orange County
  • Amtrak – Daily trips North and South bound
  • Metrolink - Daily to Los Angeles

Oceanside Municipal Airport - 3,051-foot runway can hold a maximum of 25,000 pounds.



Average annual high: 69.1 degrees
Average annual low: 52.7 degrees
Average annual rainfall: 10.7 inches